June 1, 2007

On the other hand, he can hit.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 1, 2007 11:21 AM
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I checked the other league and unbelievably Adam Everett is rannked about 5th best. Absurd.

Posted by: Benny at June 1, 2007 1:04 PM

Jeter's stats look fine. It is only the "zone rating" which lags. Why should we pay attention to this? The "zone rating" is just one of those useless made up stats that ESPN loves. OJ, of all people, the "SportsCenter" effect on baseball is one you should not like.

Posted by: Bob at June 1, 2007 1:46 PM

The new (partial) UZR numbers:

http://www.insidethebook.com/ee/index.php/site/comments/the_fielding_system_approach_ive_been_preaching/#73

Jeter is on pace to cost the Yanks 25 runs.

Everett to save 37.

And Rolen an incredible 40.

Oh look, ManRam is on his way to giving up 42 runs all by himself!!!!!

Posted by: Benny at June 1, 2007 2:00 PM

Jeter has good hands, but poor range. Balls he gets to, he generally does a great job making the play. He doesn't get to a lot of balls, though.

Fielders like Jeter are the most likely to be overrated by observers, because it always looks worse to misplay a ball you got to than to not get to what looks like a routine single up the middle.

Posted by: John Thacker at June 1, 2007 3:11 PM
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